We recently reported the plans of the Federal Government of Nigeria to replace the use of the plastic National Identity cards printed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) with a digital identification.
The information was revealed by the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, while briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the face of the new development, NIMC has simplified the process by simply making it easier for Nigerians to get their National ID Card online.
Before now, many people have been to their office to confirm the readiness of the card, only to return with disappointment. But with this newly launched online process, you can get your National ID card in a few minutes.
So, if you are one of those who have kept the national identity slip containing your NIN for long, it is time to get the original ID card via the simplified online process.
The NIMC has allayed these concerns by introducing a quick means of getting your national identity card through an online app. Now, let’s go and learn how you can get your National ID Card Online with the use of the NIMC Mobile App
How To Get Your National ID Card Online Using NIMC Mobile App
Step 1: First, you need to download the NIMC Mobile ID app, powered by its mobile serves platform (MWS). So, simply go to your respective app store to download the NIMC Mobile ID App:
- Android users: Download it from the Google Play store
- iOS users: Download it from the Apple store.
- Users can also download the improved NIN Slip at https://dashboard.nimc.gov.ng.
Step 2: After you have successfully downloaded and installed the NIMC Mobile ID app, the next step is to correctly enter your 11-digit national identity number (NIN) found on your national identity slip.
In case you have forgotten or unable to find your NIN, you can dial *324# via Nigerian sim cards only. Do not input your bank verification code (BVN) as your NIN to avoid being blacklisted.
Step 3: Select +234 as your phone country code if that is not the default selection before entering your remaining 10-digit mobile number. Use the mobile number registered with your NIN. Ensure that you do not make any errors when filling in your information and check again to correct any mistakes. Click ‘next’ on the top far right.
Step 4: Read and Agree to the attestation
Step 5. Fill in your secret PIN you can easily remember to protect your credential on the app and hit the finish button.
Step 6: Finally, Click on ‘Show my ID’ and your national identity card will be ready for download. Congratulations! You now have your national ID card.
Kindly share your experience with the new process in the comments.